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The only thing better than solving mysteries is solving mysteries in Colonial dress, and this book delivers on both counts. Meg and her friend Kerry agree to help with a toy show in Williamsburg (which is awesome enough; the description of the dollhouse alone made me want to build one), but are drawn in to help Miss Mariah Collins to find her missing clothespin dolls while unraveling the identities and intentions of mysterious strangers along the way. This book was extremely entertaining, had li ...more
As a kid I had an entire shelf of books dedicated to books I was given because one of the characters was named Meg, which is also how I discovered my favorite book growing up A Wrinkle in Time. Two of the Meg Mysteries by Holly Beth Walker were among the books on this shelf. They were a bit like Nancy Drew except the main character was younger and the mysteries were often a little less intense. But the girl thrust into a mystery solving it with logic and attention, and brains is definitely there ...more
I remember reading this as a child, so jumped at the chance to buy a mint copy at a flea market. An easy read, I got through it in a few hours. A great piece of nostalgia, when mysteries were solved by plucky youngsters' quick wittedness - no CSI in sight. Great fun - enough suspense to be satisfying without being scary - I'd recommend to an adult wanting a quick walk down memory lane, or for a young reader aged 8-12 who likes mystery stories.
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